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Tag along with Dr. Pol to see true joy

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Is anyone else watching “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” televised on National Geographic channels? It’s become columnist Judie Sutherland’s winter treat.

Before venturing ice fishing, how safe’s the ice?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The question smart fishermen ask about lake ice being safe or not has no definitive answer.

Stuck with farm bill mess until 2018

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The low whimpering and muffled whining heard in farm country this month are not the gripes and grunts of corn and soybean growers trudging through 2015’s purgatory of under-$4 corn and less-than-$10 beans.

Harsh winters provide good opportunity to view sea gulls

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sea gulls are not limited to sea shores.

Dressing for prom success

Thursday, February 19, 2015

It’s the dead of winter and a balmy -3 degrees here. This of course coincides perfectly with the need to start shopping for prom dresses to be worn in May.

Your frost seeding opportunity almost here

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Regardless of what those groundhogs had to say, spring arrives March 20.

Winter weather pains won’t go away

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Winter cold and all the problems continue.

Goats for land management

Friday, February 13, 2015

Goats are superior land managers; they will clear overgrown areas of crop and pasture of unwanted vegetation, overbearing brush and invasive plants.

Nesting season can be a busy time for builders

Thursday, February 12, 2015

It may be mid-winter, but the nesting season for birds is underway. Great horned owls and bald eagles are already incubating eggs. Smaller songbirds wait until spring to begin nesting. Those that use in cavities (and nest boxes) get a jump on nesting because cavities provide protection from cold temperatures, wind, rain, and snow. These […]

Birth of the American barista

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Tim Hortons — today there are coffee shops everywhere. Back in the 1870s, however, such establishments were rarely heard of.

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